Take a peek at October 18th, a holiday-filled occasion and the 291st day of the calendar year.
October 18th is a holiday for chocolate cupcakes, menopause and more. Beardless men, hidden fairies and others mark October 18th as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular October 18th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Chocolate Cupcake Day
Chocoholics and chocolate lovers, take note. October 18th is Chocolate Cupcake Day. This foodie holiday focuses on home-baked morsels of chocolaty delight.
Just look at all of these delicious chocolate cupcake recipes, published by a variety of Associated Content contributors (CTRL-click on each title to open that article in a new internet window.): “How to Make a Giant Cupcake Party Cake,” by Emma S; “Peanut Butter Cup Cupcake Recipe,” by Krista Johnson; “Valentine’s Day Chocolate Lover’s Cupcakes,” by Writer G; “What to Do with Excess Zucchini: Chocolate Zucchini Carrot Cupcakes,” by Artistitia Yarns, and “What’s Cookin’? Cream Cheese Filled Chocolate Cupcakes-Recipe,” by Atlanta Page.
What is so special about cupcakes, anyway? If you are not sure, check out Associated Content writer Matthew Kaplan’s article, “Are Cupcake Recipes Really the Best?”
No Beard Day
October 18th is also No Beard Day, declaring depilation proudly (or at least facially). Clean-shaven celebrations abound on this day, and barbers and men’s grooming professionals may offer discounts for close shaves.
Whiskerless wonders may wander proudly!
What is a “close shave,” anyway? CTRL-click here to read “Proverbial Phrases Explained: A Close Shave” (in a new internet window).
Chin up, everybody. It’s No Beard Day on October 18th.
World Menopause Day
Here’s a news flash – or maybe a hot flash. October 18th is World Menopause Day as well.
Originated by the International Menopause Society (based in the United Kingdom), along with the World Health Organization (WHO), World Menopause Day is aimed at raising awareness about menopause among women. Health education programs and publications may be offered on this date, providing information about menopause symptoms, osteoporosis, hormone replacement therapies and related issues.
End the cycle of misinformation about mature women’s health on October 18th, as accurate menopause education is available.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for October 18th: Asclepiades, Athenodorus, Brothen, Daudi Okelo, Gwen and Gwenoline.
Additional October 18th saints include Jildo Irwa, Justus of Beauvais, Kevoca, Luke the Evangelist, Monon and Tryphonia.
Notable Anniversaries on October 18th:
Long-distance telephone communication began in the United States on October 18, 1892, when the first Chicago/New York phone line was activated.
Three genetics researchers were honored with the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology on October 18, 1962. American James D. Watson and Britons Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were recognized for identifying DNA’s double-helix molecular structure.
Various Other October 18th Holidays
October 18th is also Adopt-a-Dog Month, Alaska Day, Boost Your Brain Day, Chilean Independence Day, Fairies’ King Look Under Your Mattress’ Unique Hiding Display Holiday, Feast Day Holiday of St. Julian Sabas the Hermit, Feast Day of St. Luke the Evangelist, Festal Celebration of St. Justin the Martyr, Festal Celebration of St. Monan the Martyr and Festival of Poetic Terrorism Day.
Additional October 18th holidays include International Credit Union Day, Jungle Book Day, Kent Great Horn Fair Day (United Kingdom), Lukesmas, National Day of National Concern About Young People and Violence, National Flag Day (Chile), National Independence Day (Azerbaijan) and National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day (varies).
Still more October 18th holidays are Nike Awareness Day, Pandrosos Holiday (Greece), Persons Day (Canada), Puerto Rico Colony Day (1898), Scary Black Cat Day, Shemini Atzeret – the Eighth Day of Assembly (Judaism) and Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day.
Happy October 18th to one and all!
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